Moscow, Sep 26: China said that Beijing and Moscow friendship is intact and the relations are based on a solid foundation of mutual trust and due to this the United States is unable to drive a wedge between us.
Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee said “The United States has adopted a policy of dual containment of China and Russia and has attempted to drive a wedge between us. But we have seen through that ploy, and we have not fallen into that trap. The main reason for that is that our relations rest on a solid foundation of mutual trust.”
President of Russia Vladimir Putin met in the Kremlin with Li Zhanshu, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China on Wednesday.
Putin said, “The state visit by President Xi Jinping to Russia last summer has shown once again that Russian-Chinese relations are a positive example of international and bilateral cooperation.”
This year Russia-China marked the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between China and Russia. President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and I have all visited your country in a matter of four months. This is evidence of the special nature and importance of Chinese-Russian relations. Over this period in time our relations have reached an unprecedentedly high level. This became possible above all thanks to the strategic leadership and personal efforts of our leaders.
“In June this year, President Xi Jinping made a successful visit to Russia, during which you adopted a joint decision to promote the Chinese-Russian relations of comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era. It marked a major stage in the development of Chinese-Russian relations,” Zhanshu said.
Zhanshu said,”Our relations in the new age are very eventful. First of all, we intend to provide strategic assistance and support to each other and to promote mutual integration based on innovation, mutual benefit and mutual advantage. In attaining this goal, it is important for us to rely on the strategic leadership of our heads of state. It is the key factor in our relations.”